A great, criminally under-read book ...,
This review is from: Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)'Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf' is a haunting black comedy in three acts, by Edward Albee, published and produced in 1962.
The much-adapted drama revolves around two couples, and the lies they fabricate and the image of connubial 'bliss' and what that entails. The action takes place late at night, at the home of of Martha and George who are the older and central couple. They have just returned from a faculty party, drunk, tired and quarrelsome.
Nick, a young biology professor and his wife Honey stop over for a nightcap... and the malicious games begin. Martha and George torture and humiliate each other; Nick and Honey act as counter-foils and pieces in the game. There is a long night of heavy drinking and dark revelations.
Husband and wife peel each other, layers stripped away and old wounds laid bare.
George saves up the most brutal, ripping truth of all for the end. This work will stun you, first time 'round.